Thursday, February 8, 2007

Editorial by Blog Administrator -

As you know from reading my posts , there are people all around the country , that create wealth by plundering elders, some are experienced and zero in on wealthy widowers with little family, "It's amazing how creative some perpetrators are, and the complexity of how they can create a situation that they benefit from,” Hufft said. “They are very clever, very resourceful and they know how to trigger people's emotions.” Times Standard

"This stuff is happening all over the place." Cases that are reported often aren't prosecuted because police and prosecuting attorneys historically have viewed them as civil matters, Dimitrov said. They go under the radar screen . People don't want to recognize it. They don't want to hear about it. ... Sometimes it just takes a long time before it permeates the psyches and people say, “Oh, wow, that really does happen” . " Sarah Flohr, Trust officer for Cowlitz Bank.

And hence the purpose of our elder abuse blogs is to convince people that this is happening, and that sooner is better than later to stop the people that are doing this . If you think I am exaggerating, you are not alone, most people are in denial, kind of where we were on child abuse 15-20 years ago, we are pioneers breaking new ground, because of your efforts and the efforts of people like you in 5 years there will be new laws in Florida to protect the elderly, pretty much as other estates are scrambling everyday to appoint new prosecutors, and pass new laws to protect their elders.

I will close this post with a quote from an article published in the AICPA Wealth Managament Insider on January 24 2007 .

'As Willie Sutton is famously known to have said, when explaining why he robbed banks: "That’s where the money is." It seems that a number of individuals, and some organized gangs, have realized that many single elderly persons have that in common with banks: they have money, and it is all too often available for the taking.'

By Ray Fernandez

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